The X Factor is back and it's bloody brilliant again

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The X Factor 2016 starts this Saturday night and it's already shaping up to be one of the best series so far.

We got a sneak preview of the first auditions this week and while we can't give away too much just yet, it's bloody brilliant.

It's already known that Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger make up this year's judges and they're joined by returning host Dermot O'Leary.

All five are hilarious together with Nicole a particular stand out in the opening show, which sees auditions return to the intimate judges' rooms.

The move is one which we reckon is sure to win over viewers but it's the contestants that can make or break The X Factor.

Fortunately the first batch to face the panel are some of the best yet... good and bad.

There are some powerful, pitch perfect performances, heartbreaking raw emotions on display and some of the wackiest characters ever who could rival X Factor legends like Ant and Seb.

We've no idea where they found them but thank God they did.

The X Factor 2016 airs Saturday, August 27 at 8PM on ITV and continues Sunday at 8PM.

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